Around the South for November 19th: SC, FL & LA

South Carolina: Graham urges US troop use in Iraq. US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), a leading hawk in the on-going war on terror, yesterday urged the destruction of ISIS, proposing the use of 10,000 US troops to bring stability to Iraq and a ground force including Arab allies to fight in other areas in the Mideast. He says the Arabs wouldn’t fight Saddam Hussein because they weren’t afraid of him, but now, “The region believes ISIL would cut their head off.” ……. Florida: GOPers lead Clinton. Ten Republican presidential candidates are leading Hillary Clinton in the Sunshine State, according to the latest poll by Florida Atlantic University’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative. Ben Carson led Clinton 50% to 41%; Donald Trump led her 49% to 41%, a major gain for him since September; Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz beat her by smaller margins. Should these numbers last, they will be a major boost to Carson and/or Trump ……. Louisiana: Jindal drops out. Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) ended his quest for the White House this week. “Obviously, it wasn’t happening,” Jindal said at a news conference reported in the Washington Post. “I’ve got nobody to blame but myself. I’m not going to make any excuses or blame anyone else. I’m the one that didn’t succeed in winning.” …….